National Day to remember slain Brisbane bus driver

A national day of action has been organised to remember slain Brisbane driver Manmeet Alisher, and also highlight violence against public transport workers.

Arranged by the Rail, Tram and Bus Union and the Transport Workers’ Union, the ‘Day of Respect’ is in response to last month’s brutal death of Indian-born Mr Alisher.

Mr Alisher, also known as Manmeet Sharma, was burned to death when he stopped to pick up passengers in Moorooka.


48-year-old Anthony O’Donahue has been charged with his murder.

O’Donahue previously received mental health services.

On top of the organised events, the unions are asking everyone who uses public transport to make a small gesture by saying “thank you” to their drivers.